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An oasis is more than just water in the desert. It is the fertile area of land, full of life, that this water creates. Oases are important because they provide essential food and water for plants and animals.Throughout history, oases have served as places for travelers to rest and replenish food and water supplies. Some oases are also used as water sources for cities and agriculture.
The oases of Indian Canyons in Palm Springs have served as home to the Agua Caliente band of Cahuilla Indians for thousands of years. The area provided them with abundant water so they were able to build complex communities with irrigation ditches, water reservoirs, dams and agriculture. They planted crops such as melons, beans, squash, and corn. Today, these beautiful, life-giving oases are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, preserving them for their historical significance.
There are several different oases in the Palm Springs area, but they are all fed by the same water supply: the Coachella Valley Aqueduct. This aqueduct, which serves all of the people and animals in Coachella Valley, is about 122 miles long. Coachella Valley is in a desert, and it doesn’t receive enough rain to replenish the amount of water used by its people. Instead, it is supplemented by water from the Colorado River Aqueduct, which fills the recharge ponds at Whitewater Preserve and Mission Creek that then replenishes the Coachella Valley Aqueduct. Together, these aqueducts sustain life across the valley.